This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: August 8

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1849

The Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Ohio names Charles K. Smith, a founder of the Minnesota Historical Society, the master for the first Masonic Lodge in Minnesota. An organizational meeting is held on September 8 in the Central House on Bench Street, St. Paul.

1857

Organized baseball teams square off for the first time in Minnesota when members of the Base Ball Club meet on a field in Nininger.